Many things in life are compromises we have to take. Also in a performance aircraft you need to get the right balance between speed and handling.
But there is one thing you should never compromise on: SAFETY.
How to survive?
Surviving a crash can be broken down into two main contributing factors: keeping you in one piece and reducing the energy to a survivable level.
The first part can be achieved by creating a safe compartment which needs to withstand way more force than any human could handle. As every part needs to be extremely lightweight, we have mastered this task by incorporating a single piece carbon fiber monocoque safety cell for the cockpit area, which exceeds the regulatory crash limitations of 26G.
In order to reduce the energy in a crash, every part in front of the safety cell is built in a way to absorb as much of energy as possible.
Going one step further
Not every crash is the same. Because of this, we have built the nose bulkhead in a way, where deceleration forces during a precautionary landing is being reduced by up to 70%.
Additionally, our multi purpose compartment (cargo bay) is constructed to also serve as a strong roll-over protection and the wing spar is overbuilt to withstand an outstanding 13.5G ultimate load before failure.
The best safety is the one you will never need
Most deadly accidents occur in a flight phase where adversary measures are not possible: low and slow
In order to avoid this situation best, we are incorporating airfoils which are not only providing 40% higher lift at slow speeds, but still have an even more gentle stall behavior than the NACA 64 series airfoils used by all competitors.
Any landing you can walk away from, is a good landing
As the only aircraft in this class, the Horus is incorporating a trailing link suspension with an oleo shock dampener. This will not only make you able to land on short grass strips, but also reduce your landing run by a lot. If this wasn’t enough, the shock will also reduce the forces acting on the aircraft in case of a hard landing or when the ballistic rescue system has been deployed.
Keeping things where they belong
When it came down to a forced landing, you want things to be done and not worry about whether you will be able to egress before a fire starts. Because of this, the tank is built right there where you want it to be.
Located at the most protected area and reinforced by a special aramide fabric which will keep the fuel contained, even when everything else already failed.
Ballistic Rescue System
The last resort
No matter how many safety features you got, it will always be a good feeling to know, that there is one last thing you can rely on.
Our ballistic rescue system will open within the blink of an eye, and can safe the aircraft even when flying lower than pattern altitude or below stall speed.
Handling it, is literally as easy as pulling the trigger.